Man Dies in Cathedral City Fire

City News Service

CATHEDRAL CITY (CNS) – Cathedral City police today are investigating
what authorities  said began as a fire investigation that turned into a suicide
probe.

Fire crews from the Cathedral City Fire Department responded at 8:06
p.m. Wednesday  to a residence in the 28800 block of Avenida La Vista regarding
a residential fire alarm, said Sgt. Albert Ruiz of the Cathedral City Police
Department.

When they arrived at the residence firefighters saw smoke coming from
the structure and called for assistance from the Palm Springs Fire Department
and Riverside County Fire Department. As the crews began putting out the blaze
they noticed a man who was dead inside the residence, Ruiz said.

Police were called and based on their initial investigation and
information obtained, it was determined the man committed suicide and
intentionally set the home on fire, Ruiz said.

No other injuries were reported.

Anyone who has information related to this fire was asked to call the
Cathedral City Police Department at 760-770-0300. Anonymous callers may call
Coachella Valley Crime Stoppers at 760-341-STOP.

Copyright 2022, City News Service, Inc.

CNS-04-07-2022 05:00

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